Are both "Hundreds of millions of dollars" VS "Hundreds of millions dollars" grammatically and semantically correct/identical?

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"Millions of dollars" is the correct form.

In English, a plural noun used for counting or measuring purposes is always used with of, even if that noun just looks like a number:

  • millions of dollars
  • dozens of buckets
  • thousands of lawyers

Note that this is a little different from simply using the number, like "two million dollars".

  • Thanks, there are 265000 occurrences of "millions of dollars". Should we simply consider them as "bad English"? Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 22:26
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    @PHPst - I'm not sure I understand your question. "Millions of dollars" is correct, because it's a plural noun used for counting.
    – stangdon
    Commented Apr 22, 2018 at 12:22

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